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    White Sands Full Moon night ride

    I rode the full moon night ride at White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico on Friday night.

    The National Park services opens the park twice a year during a full moon. You ride around the park in the dark only lit up by the moon and bicycle lights. The park is made up of sugar-white sand dunes that reflect moonlight.

    There were about 200 riders including kids. Most of the road is packed with sand so a mountain bike works best. However my racing bike worked fine at low speed. The ride is about 15 miles round trip and takes 2 1/2 or 3 hours.

    The next scheduled ride is next April. See the White Sands National Monument website for details on this unique bicycling experience. http://www.nps.gov/whsa/planyourvisit/bicycling.htm

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    That sounds very cool. Too bad I live so far away. I've always wanted to go to White Sands ever since I saw they had Oryx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archduke1706 View Post
    I rode the full moon night ride at White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico on Friday night.

    The National Park services opens the park twice a year during a full moon. You ride around the park in the dark only lit up by the moon and bicycle lights. The park is made up of sugar-white sand dunes that reflect moonlight.

    There were about 200 riders including kids. Most of the road is packed with sand so a mountain bike works best. However my racing bike worked fine at low speed. The ride is about 15 miles round trip and takes 2 1/2 or 3 hours.

    The next scheduled ride is next April. See the White Sands National Monument website for details on this unique bicycling experience. http://www.nps.gov/whsa/planyourvisit/bicycling.htm
    Sounds fun, I live nearby in El Paso maybe I'll make the trip

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